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Push (Bros album)


Push (Bros album)

Studio album by Bros
Released March 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Teen pop, dance-pop
Length 42:13
Label CBS
Producer Nicky Graham
Bros chronology
The Time
Singles from Push
  1. "I Owe You Nothing"
    Released: 1987
  2. "When Will I Be Famous?"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Drop the Boy"
    Released: 1988
  4. "I Owe You Nothing (reissue)"
    Released: 1988
  5. "I Quit"
    Released: 1988
  6. "Cat Among the Pigeons / Silent Night"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic [1]

Push is the debut album by British pop band Bros and was released in 1988. The album spawned five hit singles, including the reissue of "I Owe You Nothing" which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1988.[2] The album reached No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart and spent 54 weeks in the Top 75.[3] The album went 4× Platinum in the UK.[4] In late 2013, a 25th Anniversary 3 CD remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on the Cherry Red record label. The song "Silent Night", originally released as a double A-side single with "Cat Among the Pigeons", featured for the very first time on the Push expanded edition.


  • Track listing 1
  • Charts 2
    • Weekly charts 2.1
    • Certifications 2.2
    • Year-end charts 2.3
    • Decade-end charts 2.4
  • Chart performance 3
  • Credits 4
    • Performance 4.1
    • Production 4.2
    • Management 4.3
    • Versions 4.4
      • Europe 4.4.1
      • United States 4.4.2
  • Sources 5
  • References 6

Track listing

All tracks written by The Brothers (a pseudonym for Nicky Graham)

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "When Will I Be Famous?"   5:02
2. "Drop the Boy"   4:08
3. "Ten out of Ten"   4:06
4. "Liar"   3:42
5. "Love to Hate You"   5:17
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "I Owe You Nothing"   3:40
2. "I Quit"   3:32
3. "It's a Jungle Out There"   4:14
4. "Shocked"   4:19
5. "Cat Among the Pigeons"   4:05


Weekly charts

Chart (1988) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[5] 4
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 14
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 32
European Albums Chart[6] 6
Finnish Albums Chart[7] 7
French Albums Chart[8] 22
German Albums Chart[9] 6
Irish Albums Chart 1
Italian Albums Chart[10] 7
Japanese Albums Chart[11] 49
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[5] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 6
Spanish Albums Chart[12] 31
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 29
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 3
UK Albums Chart[3] 2
US Billboard 200[13] 171


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[14] 2× Platinum 140,000^
France (SNEP)[15] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[16] Gold 250,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 5× Platinum 75,000x
New Zealand (RMNZ)[18] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[20] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
Europe (IFPI)[22] 1× Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Year-end charts

Chart (1988) Peak
UK Albums Chart[23] 4

Decade-end charts

Chart (1980–89) Position
UK Albums Chart[24] 53

Chart performance

In the UK Albums Chart, Push was kept off the number 1 spot by the compilation album Now 11 for two weeks, and then by Tracy Chapman's self-titled album for a week, although Push went on to sell more copies than both albums in 1988 and ranked as the 4th best-selling album for that year in the UK.



Bros are:
Matt Goss – vocals
Luke Goss – drums
Craig Logan – bass

Also appearing

Nicky Graham – keyboards, programming and arranging
Pete Glenister – guitars
Andy RichardsFairlight Series III
Jimmie Gallagher – saxophones
Helena Springs – backing vocals (appears by courtesy of Arista)
Dee Lewis – backing vocals (appears by courtesy of Phonogram)
Shirley Lewis – backing vocals


  • Mixed and Produced by Nicky Graham
  • Recorded at Hot Nights Studio, London, England
  • Recorded by Simon Humphrey, Robin Sellers, John Brand
  • Mixed at Sarm Studios (East), London, England
  • Engineered by Christopher Marc Potter
  • Assisted by Alex Osman, Richard Edwards
  • All songs written by The Brothers

   The Brothers is a pseudonym for Nicky Graham.

  • Designed by Three Associates
  • Photography by Neil Matthews

Songs published by Graham Music Publishers Ltd. / Virgin Music (Pubs) Ltd.


Tom Watkins & Mick Newton
with Marc Evans & Rob Holden
at Three Associates



  • LP: CBS 460629 1[25]
  • CD: CBS 460629 2[26]
  • CD: CBS 460629 9 (CD Picture Disc)
  • CD: Columbia 460629 2 (2004 reissue)
  • 3CD: Cherry Red CDPOP137 (2013 reissue)

United States

  • CD: EK 44285[27]


  • European CD release 1988, catalogue number CBS 460629 2, EAN 5099746062927


  1. ^ Swift, Brendan. Push at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Chart Stats – Bros – I Owe You Nothing {1988}". Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Chart Stats – Bros – Push". Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Bros – Push".   Enter Push in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Search
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Bros - Push -". 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  6. ^|title=Hits of the World – Eurochart|work=Billboard|publisher=Nielsen Business Media, Inc.|date=30 April 1988
  7. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263.  
  8. ^ InfoDisc : Tout les Titres par Artiste
  9. ^
  10. ^ Hit Parade Italia – ALBUM 1988
  11. ^
  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE.  
  13. ^ Bros | Billboard
  15. ^ "French album certifications – Bros – Push" (in French).  
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bros; 'Push')" (in German).  
  17. ^ "Irish album certifications – Bros – Push".  
  19. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales.  
  20. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Bros; 'Push')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Bros – Push".   Enter Push in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  22. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1989".  
  23. ^ 1980s Albums Chart Archive "Top Albums of 1988" .  
  24. ^
  25. ^ Push (Bros album) at Discogs
  26. ^ Push (Bros album) at Discogs
  27. ^ Push (Bros album) at Discogs

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